Jackie (Jack) Wells Matthews, 1945 – 2019

Written by Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor
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Jackie (Jack) Wells Matthews

Jackie (Jack) Wells Matthews, founder and CEO of JMA Railroad Supply Company of Seymour, Ind., passed away Oct. 3, 2019 at his home.

Born Feb. 9, 1945, Matthews earned an MBA from Butler University and devoted his career to helping companies by introducing and promoting their products to the railroad industry.

JMA Railroad Supply specializes in supplying seating, crankshafts and camshafts, signage, and locomotive components for the railroad industry.

In addition, Matthews—a member and strong supporter of the ASLRRA and RSI for more than two decades—founded three other companies: EngineAir Inc, JMA Rail Products Co. and New Vision Manufacturing Co. All three companies focus on supplying quality components to the short line and Class I railroads.

Matthews is survived by his wife, Susan, and children, Lora Fausett, Kimberly Matthews and Jason Matthews.

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